How to monitor CPU frequency on Android device02/06/2023
How to monitor CPU utilization on Android device
Understanding CPU utilization helps us to use our Android devices more efficiently. By keeping an eye on CPU usage, we can identify unexpected behaviors or have an answer for the excessive resource consumption and/or heat generation.
Benefits of monitoring CPU utilization
Knowing something better always gives better inside on what is going on.
There is a common believe that as device ages it become to operate slower and slower. This is not true unless there is something in the software that is there exactly to slow a device down. In most cases the device operates at a same speed as before just it has more things to do. It is an electronic device, it does not wear out.
Monitoring the CPU usage can answer you that question. If you device is not responsive or running slow and your usage is not high then most probably the hardware is not the fault. On the other hand, if with years, you have installed more and more app to your device and if these app have running background services then the CPU has more work to do now than few year ago and that's why your device may look slower than before.
Tools for monitoring CPU usage
Step 1: Choose a CPU Monitoring App
Your first step is to download a CPU monitoring app from the Google Play Store like CPU/GPU Meter & Notification. You can not only monitor the utilization when the app is active but rather you can have all information in a system notification that is always visible and displaying the usage.
Step 2: Start the app
Start the app and you will see the notification with all the information that you need!
Learning to measure CPU utilization and understand its implications isn't just a techie thing. It can help you get the most out of your Android device, extend its useful life, and save you money in the long run by keeping your current device.